The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 12nd, 2020 evening edition

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He talks gibberish and leaves,’ says one survivor after plagiarism app detects 93% match in speeches given days apart.

A plagiarism detection app found that Abe’s speech in Nagasaki on Sunday duplicated 93% of a speech he had given in Hiroshima three days earlier, the Mainichi Shimbun reported.

The English-language versions of the speeches on Abe’s official website also show a high degree of duplication.

The opening paragraph mentions each city’s name, and continues: “I reverently express my sincere condolences to the souls of the great number of atomic bomb victims.

I also extend my heartfelt sympathy to those still suffering even now from the after-effects of the atomic bomb.”

“It’s the same every year,” Koichi Kawano, head of a hibakusha liaison council in Nagasaki, told the Mainichi Shimbun.

One survivor quoted by local media wondered why Abe had bothered travelling “all the way to Nagasaki”. »

Is the British weather unique in the world?

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"Other countries might have more dramatic weather," says Dr Liz Bentley, head of the Weather Club at the Royal Meteorological Society.

Find out more The Great British Year depicts the changes of the land from each season to the next.

But they agree it is hard to find another country in the world with weather that compares to the UK. »

Why Wikipedia Decided to Stop Calling Fox a ‘Reliable’ Source

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It described the "substantial controversy and criticism" Bass had received for her words upon the death of Fidel Castro in 2016, and cited a Fox News report.

Each time, less than an hour later, this addition would be gone—deleted by another Wikipedia editor.

Anticipating there might be some pushback at the removal, the editor offered a simple explanation: “Fox News is not enough …”. »

Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz shared Russian misinformation about Black Lives Matter protesters burning Bibles

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Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, and other high-profile Republicans shared a viral news story in early August about Black Lives Matter protesters burning "a stack of Bibles" in front of a courthouse in Portland.

Russia looks to have succeeded in seeding one of its first viral misinformation hits in the run-up to the presidential election.

On August 1, Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, and other high-profile right-wing and Republican figures shared the news, based on a video, that Black Lives Matter protesters had burned "a stack of Bibles" in front of a courthouse in Portland. »

Pro-Trump "news" site is run by Trump's super PAC — and that raises legal questions

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One of its Facebook ads promotes a story criticizing Twitter for suspending Donald Trump Jr. after he posted misinformation about the coronavirus.

Furthermore, the super PAC has published content through the American Herald that promotes the overtly political activities of its dark-money nonprofit affiliate, America First Policies.

It is unclear whether this is a series of coincidences, and if so, whether the campaign will ask its official super PAC and affiliated nonprofit to stop. »